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In response to The role of smartphones in encouraging physical activity in adults

Authors Mittal A, Gokani S, Zargaran A, Ash J, Kerry G, Rasasingam D

Received 15 September 2017

Accepted for publication 23 September 2017

Published 1 December 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 451—454

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S151758

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Aaina Mittal,1 Shyam Gokani,1 Alexander Zargaran,2 Javier Ash,1 Georgina Kerry,3 Dara Rasasingam1

1Department of Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, 2Department of Medicine, St. George’s, University of London, London, 3Department of Medicine, University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, UK
 
We read with great interest the article by Stuckey et al1 entitled “The role of smartphones in encouraging physical activity in adults” recently published in the International Journal of General Medicine.
As the article identifies, “lack of physical activity is a global public health issue”,1 so finding ways of encouraging it is essential to better health outcomes worldwide. Bearing this in mind and recognising the article has set groundwork for prospective exploration in the areas it addresses, scope for future research in this area can be identified. 
 
Authors' reply
Melanie I Stuckey,1 Shawn W Carter,2 Emily Knight3 

1Research and Academics, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, ON, Canada, 2Eating Disorder Residential Program, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, ON, Canada, 3Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada 

Thank you for providing the opportunity to respond to the letter written by Mittal et al in response to our paper titled “The role of smartphones in encouraging physical activity in adults.”1 We generally agree with their comments, but add considerations for each of their three suggestions. 

View the original paper by Stuckey and colleagues.

 

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